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MINUTES 



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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 



THE YEAR 1868, 



HELD AT 



CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. OCTOBER 8, 1868. 



KNOXVILLE, TENN.: 

FEINTED BY BEOWNLOW & HAWS, 

STEAM BOOK AND GESTEBAL JOB PRINTERS. 

1868. 



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Rev. Bishop D. W. CLARK, D.D., President 
" JOHN FLETCHER SPENCE, Secretary. 

" J. N. S. HUPFAKER, ] 

> Assistant Secretaries. 
" JOHN B. PETTY, j 

" J. J. M ANKER, Statistical Secretary. 



MINUTES 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 



ABSTRACT OP THE DAILY JOUENAL. 

FIRST DAY, 

Thursday, Oct. 8, 1868. 

The Holston Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church convened in their Chapel in the city of Chattanooga, at 
9 o'clock, A.M., Bishop D. W. Clark presiding. The Bishop 
conducted the opening religious services by reading the 46th 
Psalm and 1st chapter of John's Gospel; and, after singing, 
Rev. Dr. Pearne led in prayer. The members of the Confer- 
ence with emotions of -gratitude joined in the communion of 
the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

The Secretary of the last Conference called the roll, and 
sixty members answered to their names. 

On motion. Rev. Jno. F . Spence was re-elected Secretary of 
the Conference, and J. N. S. HuiFaker and John S. Petty As- 
sistants. 

Rev. J. J. Manker was elected Statistical Secretary. 

Rev. Dr. Pearne presented a resolution on standing commit- 
tees, which was adopted. 

Rev. E. 0. Tade, of the Congregational Church, and Rev. 
James Mitchell, of the Virginia Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, were introduced to the Conference. 

On motion, the session hours of the Conference were fixed 
between 8 J, A.M., and 12, M. 

The Chair proceeded to take up the eleventh question. 

Question. Who are the Effective Elders? 



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Answee. Wm. Milburn, L. F. Drake, B. B. Carter, J. L. 
Mann, Joseph Milburn, Isaac Fortner, G. C. Andrews, A. R. 
Bennick, W. C. Graves, E. W. Patty, Wm. Kinsland, T. H. 
Pearne, T. H. Bussell, A. J. Greer, J. N. S. Huffaker, J. A. 
Hyden, W. E. Long, N. E. Cobleigh, W. C. Daily, J. W. Mann, 
R. D. Black, M. H. B. Burkett, W. H. Rogers, J. B. Little, 
Jobn Forrester, E. Still, P. H. Reed, F. M. Fanning, A. F. 
English, J. F. Woodfin, B. F. Wells andJ. G. Trull, were sev- 
erally called, approved and passed. 

G. C. Andrews was granted a supernumerary relation with- 
out appointment. 

The 7th and 8th questions were called, and J. F. Spence, G. 
A. Go wan, James Gumming, R. H. Guthrie, W. H. Duggin, 
John Ally, T. P. Rutherford, John Leach and A. F. Shannon 
were severally passed and relation continued. 

E. E. Gillenwaters' character passed and located at his own 
request. 

S. B. Harwell, returned, withdrawn from the connection. 

The report of the Church Extension Society, also exhibits of 
the Eastern and Western Book Rooms, were presented and 
read by the Secretary. 

A Committee on Church Finances was raised by the Confer- 
ence. 

On motion, it was agreed that the first half hour of each ses- 
sion should be devoted to religious exercises. 

Conference adjourned by expiration of time. 

SECOND DAY. 

Chattanooga, October 9, 1867. 

The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. F. M. Fan- 
ning. 

Journal read and approved. 

Rev. L. F. Drake, Secretary of the Committee on Nomina- 
tions, presented their report, which was adopted as a whole. 

Circulars from the Sunday School and Tract Societies were 
presented to the Conference and referred to their appropriate 
committees. 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 5 

Kev. Dr. Walden, of the Western Book Concern, Eev. H. 
Stephens, of the Tennessee, Rev. Dr. Fuller, of the Rock River, 
Rev. D. W. Hammond, of the Minnesota, Rev. W. H. Black, of 
the Kentucky, and Rev. 0. P. Frame, of the Cincinnati Confer- 
ences, were severally presented and introduuced to the Confer- 
ence. 

Rev. T. S. Walker, character passed and advanced to a Dea- 
cons of the 2d class. 

Rev. S. W. Hyden and R. 0. Ayres were passed and ad- 
vanced to Deacons of the 2d class. 

Joseph P. Milburn, being absent, character passed and con- 
tinued as a Deacon of the 2d class. 

Question 4th. Who are the Deacons ? 

Answer. J. W. Peace, J. N. Stamper, P. L. Chambers and 
T. R. West, were severally called and passed. 

W. P. Jackson was passed and advanced to a Deacon of the 
2d class. 

James B. Fitzgerald, John Mahoney, H. J, Crumly and 
Daniel Carter, were represented and passed. 

George W. Coleman was passed and elected to Elders orders. 

Samuel M. Tate, John Pendergrast and John Cox, were 
elected to Local Elders Orders, 

2d Question. Who remain on trial ? 

Answer. John M. Mitchell, John R. Hughes, Samuel Greer, 
James M. Durham, A. B. Wright, H. H, Burke and Isaac N. 
Knox, were severally passed and advanced to the second year's 
probation. 

A. G. Watkins, Henry Pile, Thomas K. Clark, Charles R. 
Mays and Thomas W. Atkin, not being before the committee, 
were simply passed. 

Samuel W. Lee was discontinued at his own request. 

Rev. R. D. Black was appointed a Committee on Post Offices. 

Rev. G. W. Coleman was appointed Financial Committee for 
the East Tennessee Wesleyan University. 

James McAdams was elected to Local Deacon's Orders and 
admitted on trial. 

Local Deacon's : George H. Garden, Isaac WofFord, Daniel 



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Hickson, C. J. Crofts, Jolin W. Dodson, B. F. Bryant, Samuel 
W. Lee and Thos. Hardin, were severally elected to Local 
Deacons Order. 

Communications from the East Tennessee "Wesleyan Univer- 
sity and Jonesboro' Female College, were presented and refer- 
red to the Committee on Education. 

After the usual announcements, Conference adjourned. 

THIED DAY. 

Chattanooga, October 10, 1868. 

The religious exercises were conducted by Pvev. L. F. Drake. 

The journal of yesterday was read, corrected, and approved. 

On motion, A. F. English was made supernumerary without 
appointment. 

E,ev. A. R, Bennick was continued as the President of the 
Franklin Institute. 

The 2nd question being called, T. R. Welsh and J. G. Trull 
were represented and passed. 

John S. Petty, J. A, Ruble, Thomas H. Cass, Lemuel Bogart, 
J. L. Cardwell and J. J. M anker, having passed the prescribed 
course of study were received into full connection. 

John S. Petty was elected to Deacon's Orders. 

Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, Agent of the Western Book Concern, 
was introduced to the Conference, and addressed the members 
concerning the literature of the Church. 

The Committee on Church Paper made their report through 
the Chairman, Prof. John F. Spence. 

17th Question. Where will you have the next Conference? 

Answer. Jonesboro'. 

Rev. L. F. Drake, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, 
presented their report, which was adopted. 

John H. Jennings was recommended, admitted on trial and 
elected to Local Elder's Orders. 

Rev. Dr. Cobleigh presented and reafl the report on education. 

By order of the Conference, the Chair appointed Dr. T. H 
Pearne, W. H. Rogers and L. F. Drake, to examine and report 
the true condition of the Jonesboro' Female College. 

Rev. R. 0. Ayres was elected to Elders Order. 



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George W. Coleman and W. R. Long were appointed a Com- 
mittee to solicit funds to aid Rev, R. 0. Ayres in meeting the 
loss sustained by having his horse stolen. Committee reported 
a collection of $51 25. 

J. N. S. HufFaker, Assistant Secretary, was appointed a 
Committee on Conference Minutes. 

Conference adjourned to meet on Monday, at 8J, A.M. 

FOURTH DAY, 

Monday, October 12, 1868. 

Conference convened at the appointed hour. 

The religious services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Mann. 

The journal of the previous session was read and approved. 

First question was called and Rev, Daniel Richardson was 
received on trial, and elected to Deacon's Orders. 

Bramwell B, Redwine, Samuel Richardson, "Wesley Harkins, 
M. H. Nichols, James D, Lawson, R, M. Witt, Spencer Henry, 
John W. Dodson, George Julian, James A. McGrifF and Thos, 
W. Brown, were severally represented and received on trial. 

Jeremiah Gudger, Thomas De "Witt and Samuel Patterson 
were received on trial from the Zion Methodist ilhurch; also 
John C. Tate, Reuben Wallace and Harrison Hunter, were 
recommended and received on trial. 

Report on Church Extension was read and adopted. 

Reports on Temperance and Lay Delegation were presented, 
read and adopted. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to send the publish- 
ed minutes subscribed for by the members to the Presiding 
Elders. 

The Chair announced the Committees on Examination for 
the ensuing year. 

CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION, 

The following persons were ordained by me on the 11th inst., 
to-wit: Deacons— John S- Petty, James M. Adams, Caleb J. 
Crofts, Jonn W. Dodson, Samuel W- Lee, George W. Garden. 



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Elders — S. AV- Hyden, George W. Coleman, Samuel M. Tate, 
John H- Jennings, Eobert 0- Ayres. 

(Signed) D. W. CLAEK. 

On motion, a Committee of Three, consisting of Prof. J. F. 
Spence, J. W. Mann and J. J. Manker, be and are hereby ap- 
pointed to confer with a similar Committee appointed by the 
Tennessee Conference, in reference to the holding of a State 
Sabbath School Convention of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
some time during the Conference year, and to make all neces- 
sary arrangements upon the part of this Conference to insure 
success. 

Committee on Memoirs presented and read their report — in 
which we have a life sketch of tAvo men of God, viz : E,ev. David 
Fleming and Eev. Willis Ingle. 

Dr. N. E. Cobleigh presented circular of the Central Tennes- 
see College, located at Nashville. 

Eev. Dr. Pearne presented several resolutions, which were 
adopted. (See table of resolutions.) 

Eev. J. J. Manker, Statistical Secretary, presented his report 
which was amended for the general minutes, and ordered to be 
published. 41 

Committee on Sunday Schools presented their report, which 
was read and adopted. 

The Committee appointed to represent our interests in the 
Jonesboro' Female College, made the following report : 

Resolved, That Eev. J. F. Spence, W. H. Kogers and L, F. Drake, be a 
Committee to take the necessary steps to procure the means to pay for Prof. 
Presnell's interest in the Jonesboro' Female College. 

On motion, Conference adjourned to meet at 7, P. M. 

FOURTH DAY — EVENING SESSION. 

After the reading of the journal, Eev- Daniel Eichardson 
was ordained Deacon in the Church of God. 

Mission Committee Eeport was read and approved. 

Committee on Bible Cause made their report, which was 
adopted. 



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On motion, Rev. E. D- Black was granted a supernumerary 
relation at his own request. 

Rev. Wm, H. Rogers was appointed Conference Missionary. 

The Auditing Committee made their report which was adopted* 

G. W. Coleman, Financial Committee for the East Tennessee 
Wesley an University, presented a report, which was approved. 

Board of Managers of the Conference Missionary Society 
made their report, and nominated officers for the ensuing year. 

Report of Missionary Treasurer was read and adopted. 

On motion, John F. Spence and J. W. Mann were appointed 
a Committee to superintend the publication of the minutes of 
the Conference- 
Report of Board of Stewards was read and adopted. 

The following distribution of the collection for Conference 
claimants was made: James Cumming, $41 00; Mrs. Mary 
Fleming, $30 00; W, H. Duggin, $40 00; John Ally, $10 00; 
T. P. Rutherford, $20 00; Mrs. Willis Ingle, $33 40. 

The journal was read and approved. 

It was moved that, after the reading of the appointments^ 
the Conference adjourn. 

The Bishop addressed the Conference, read the appointments, 
and the Conference adjourned with the doxology and benediction. 

D. W. CLARK, President 

JNO. F. SPENCE, Secretary. 



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COMMITTEES OP EXAMINATION. 

First Year— J. N. S. Huffaker, G. W. Coleman, J. Fortner. 

Second Year — N. E. Cobleigh, W. R. Long, R. 0. Ayres. 

Third Year— J. F. Spence, S. W. Hyden, R. D. Black. 

Fourth Year — J. L. Mann, J. B. Little, A. J. Greer. 

To examine candidates for admission on trial, and for 
Local Deacons and Elder s Orders — The Presiding Elder and 
Preacher in chare e. 



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To preach the Missionary Servion — F. M. Fanning. Alter- 
nate, George W. Coleman. 

Committee on Fublic Worship — "W. C Daily, John W. Mann, 
and Dr. Cobleigh. 

Committee on Church Extension — John F. Spence, P. H. 
Keed R. D- Black, G. W. Coleman and T. H. Russell. 

Committee on Conference Stewards — J. L. Mann, M. H. 
Nichols, R. W. Patty, J. S. Petty, H. H. Burke, M. H. B. 
Burket, E- Still and D. B. Carter. 

Committee on Education — Dr. N. E, Cobleigh, Wm. Mil- 
burn, L. F. Drake, W. C- Graves, J. N. S. HufFaker, J. Wil- 
liams, W. H. Rogers and F. M. Fanning, 

Committee on Sunday Schools — A. J. Greer, J. A. Pi^uble, S. 
W. Hyden, J. M. Durham and R. D. Black. 

Committee on Statistics — J. J. Manker, J. N. Baker, J. L. 
Cardwell, Daniel Carter, W. R. Long, J. W. Peace, W. P. 
Jackson and H. J. Crumley. 

Committee on Tevipero.nce — Geo. W. Coleman, T. S. Walker, 
and M. H- Nichols. 

Committee on the State of the Country — Dr. Pearne, J. Al- 
bert Hyden, J. L. Mann, P. H. Reed and F. M. Fanning. 

Committee on Missions — The Presiding Elders. 

Committee on Books and Periodicals — Po. D. Black- 

Committee on the State of the Work — L. F. Drake, W. C. 
Graves, Lemuel Bogart, Dr. N. E- Cobleigh, W. C. Daily, W. 
H. Rogers and F. M. Fanning. 

Committee on Bible Cause — W. H, Rogers, Daniel B. Car- 
ter and R. D. Black. 

Committee on Freedmans Aid Society — J. B. Fitzgerald, 
Wm. Milburn, J. L. Cardwell, Samuel Greer, Elijah Still, P. L. 
Chambers and P- H. Reed. 

Committee on Lay Delegation — J. Albert Hyden, J. L. 
Mann, A. B- Wright, John N. Stamper and John Mahoney. 

Com7nittee on Church Paper — J. F. Spence, W. H- Rogers, 
J. Albert Hyden, John Williams and L. F. Drake. 

Committee on Pastoral Address — W. C. Graves, F. M. Fan- 
ning, R. W. Patty, W. H. Rogers and W. C. Daily. 



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Committee on Tract Cause — J- Williams, John Forrester, 
G- W. Coleman, John R. Hughes and T. S. "Walker. 

Committee on Memoirs — W- H. Eogers, J. Albert H3^de n, 
W. C. Graves, Wm. Milburn and F. M. Fanning. 

Committee on Finances — L. F. Drake, J. Albert Hyden, 
Col. T. E,. Stanley, Henry Jory, Dr. Cobleigh and D. B. Carter. 
■ Auditing Committee — J. N. Stamper, J. L. Mann, J. L. 
Cardwell, E. D. Black, P. H. Eeed, W. P. Jackson, A. J. Greer 
and H. J. Crumley. 

CONFERENCE MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

President — J. W. Mann. 
Vice President — D. B. Carter. 
Secretary — J. S. Petty. 
Treasurer — J. N. Baker. 
Managers — J. L. Mann, A. J. Greer and Geo. W. Coleman. 



I^onf^rint^ : polution^. 



Resolved, That, as a Conference, we pledge ourselves afresh, individually 
and collectively, to give our united influence to the work of building up, 
sustaining and amply endowing the East Tennessee Wesleyan University. 

Resolved, That with great gratitude to Almighty God, we as a Conference 
of Christian ministers, hail with delight the establishment of free schools in 
our State, and regard it as the harbinger of good ; for a more general diffu- 
sion of light and knowledge among the people, and as a valuable help to 
"prepare the way of the Lord" for a fuller understanding and a readdier 
appreciation of the word of God that bringeth salvation. 

Resolved, That we will heartily co-operate in all suitable ways to en- 
courage, establish and support free schools in every community where, in 
the providence of God, we are called to labor. 

Resolved, That the Conference elect one member from each Presiding 
Elder's district to be added to the Conference Missionary Committee. 

Resolved, That Kev. Dr. N. E. Cobleigh be appointed by this body to 
preach, on the 2d evening of the next session of the Conference, a sermon 
on ministerial education. 

Resolved, That this Conference hereby respectfully tender our most 
heartfelt gratitude to the citizens of Chattanooga for the generous Christian 
hospitality extended to us as ministers of Christ; and, also, to those churches 



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in this city which have extended courtesies to us during the present session. 
We will hold in grateful memory their considerate and abundant liberality, 
and will offer our fervent prayers that God may richly requite them on 
earth and in Heaven. 

Resolved, That this Conference gratefully acknowledge the courtesy of 
half-fare rates extended to members, delegates and visitors to our present 
session, by the East Tennessee and Virginia, East Tennessee and Georgia, 
Knoxville and Kentucky, Knoxville and Charleston, Nashville and Chat- 
tanooga, Cincinnati and Cumberland Gap Kailroads. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published in the minutes 
and in the public papers, and also be furnished to the pastors of churches 
in this city, to be read in the several congregations, which have extended 
courtesies and hospitalities to us. 

Resolved, That the Conference return their most sincere thanks to our 
beloved Bishop Clark for the kind, able and satisfactory manner in which 
he has presided during the sitting of our conference. 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Conference be returned to Bro. J. W. 
Mann, for the prompt, active and satisfactory manner in which he has la- 
bored to provide homes fer, and make comfortable the members and visitors 
of our Conference. 

Resolved, That John F. Spence, W. H. Kogers and L. F. Drake, be a 
Committee to take the necessary steps to procure the means to pay for Mr. 
Presnell's interest in the Jonesboro' Female College. 



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Chattanooga, October 14, 1868. 
I hereby certify that the following reports were adopted by 
the Holston Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, at its session in 1868. 

JNO. F. SPENCE, 
Secretary of Hohton Annual Conference. 



BEPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

The importance of education to the success and happiness of the indi- 
vidual, to the progress and well being of society, to the strength and use- 
fulness of the Church, has been so often and so well stated, is so generally 
admitted and so well understood, as not to need re-statement or repetition 
in this report. 



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The record of our Church for a hundred years past fully commits her 
ministers and laymen to this cause. Her liheral offerings and immense 
sacrifices to the necessities and interests of her literary inetitutions demon- 
strate her sincerity and earnestness in this work, while her wonderful and 
unparalleled success in this line of operation proves the wisdom that has 
hitherto guided her efforts. If the spirit that animated the fathers still 
lives in their sons, if the fallen mantels of the departed have been caught 
up and are worn by those now living and acting, none of our necessary in- 
stitutions of learning wiil be long allowed to languish or suffer for lack of 
either sympathy or support. We have only to pray that the public sioirit 
of our Church may not degenerate— that the Methodism of the future may 
be as wise, far-seeing, laborious and self-sacrificing, as the Methodism of the 
past — in order that our schools of learning may be amply endowed, patron- 
ized and sustained. In common with all others, the Holston Conference 
has its full share of responsibility in providing the means and facilities 
suf&cient to meet the educational wants of the Church within its own 
boundaries. We fondly hope and trust that the eyes that look upon ug 
from without will fail to discover in us any lack of labor or sacrifice to 
meet manfully our growing responsibilities. 

EAST TENNESSEE WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

We learn from the catalogue of our Institution at Athens that its name 
and title, during the last year, has been slightly changed by the State Leg- 
islature so that it is to be known hereafter as the East Tennessee Wesleyan 
University. The number of students in attendance last year was 120. All 
things considered it was a prosperous and successful year. Peace and 
harmony prevailed among the students, who were for the most part well 
behaved, studious and proficient. Kevival influences were among the 
students and several were converted. 

The present scholastic year commenced September 2d. About seventy 
are already in attendance; a large number of those present last year being 
detained for a month or two as teachers of free schools in their respective 
neighborhoods. Although the Institution has but just entered upon its 
second collegiate year, it has already organized the first three college classes 
— Freshman, Sophomore and Junior — and these classes are receiving regu- 
lar instruction in all the branches of study usually pursued by similar 
classes in older colleges. 
The Treasurers reports the finances of the Institution as follows : 
Assets — Buildings and Eleven Acres of Land, . . . $20,000 00 

Library, (1,000 volumes,) ],200 00 

Organ for Chapel, • , 300 00 

Apparatus and Furniture, 200 00 



Total, $21,700 00 

Liabilities — Balance due on purchase of property, . . $131 50 

Balance due the Teachers, .... 678 65 

Total, $810 15 



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Your Committee recommend for adoption the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That, as a Conference, we pledge ourselves afresh, individually 
and collectively, to give our united influence to the work of building up, 
sustaining and amply-endowing the East Tennessee Wesleyan University. 

Resolved, That we will promptly oppose and discourage any attempt to 
divide our interest by any movement whatever to establish another insti- 
tution of like grade for males within the bounds of this Conference. 

Resolved, That the following persons nominated by the Board of Trustees 
of the East Tennessee Wesleyan University to fill vacancies in said Board 
— viz: Wm. M. Sehorn, G. W. Koss, James Turner, J. Albert Hyden, John 
¥. Spence and Samuel Hutsell — be and hereby are elected as trustees of 
said Board for the next three years. 

Resolved, That J. N. S. Huffaker, J. B. Little, J. L. Mann, Hon. T. H. 
Coldwell, Col. T. K. Stanley, W. C. Graves, L. F. Drake, Dr. J. M. Hammer, 
Hon. N. A. Patterson, John W. Kamsey, Esq., E. D. Black, H. O. HoflTman, 
H. Stevens, Col. N. B. Owens and G. W. Hartupee, be appointed a Board of 
Visitors to the East Tennessee "Wesleyan University. 

JONEPBOKO' FEMALE COLLEGE. 

Your Committee have learned that the Jonesboro' Female College has 
passed into private hands ; but have learned also that the present owner 
holds himself ready to transfer it to the Conference as soon as the Con- 
ference are prepared to reimburse him fer the amount he has expended in 
the payment of college debts and for repairs, amounting at present to a 
little over $2,000. 

FREE SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee is happy to report the successful inauguration of the 
system of free schools in this State. We look to that system with great 
expectation for the more general diffusion of the blessings of education. 
This opens, in every neighborhood, an interesting field of usefulnes for the 
ministry of every Evangelical church. By direct labor, by co-operation 
with others and by personal influence, our ministers can render valuable 
services to the cause of virtue and morality in assisting to lay broad and 
deep the foundation, and build wisely the superstructure of an institution 
which is destine'd to become a great power in society. 

As the safety and perpetuity of our free civil institutions depend mainly 
upon the intelligence and virtue of the people, the preachers of righteous- 
ness do well for the cause of christian morality when they neglect no favor- 
able opportunity, so far as other duties will allow, to aid and encourage, 
through free schools, the general diffusion of the blessings of knowledge 
among all the people. Therefore, 

Resolved, \si. That with great gratitude to Almighty God, we, as a Con- 
ference of Christian ministers, hail with delight the establishment of free 
schools in our State, and regard it as the harbinger of good ; for a more 
general difiusion of light and knowledge among the people, and as a valu- 
able help " to prepare the way of the Lord" for a fuller understanding and 
a readdier appreciation of the word of God that bringeth salvation. 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 16 

Resolved, 2d, That we will heartily co-operate in all suitable ways in 
encouraging, establishing and supporting free schools in every community 
where, in the Providence of God, we are called to labor. 

N. E. COBLEIGH, Chairman. 
J. N. S. HUFFAKER, Secretary. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL EEPORT. 

• 

Your Committee regret to learn from the statistics furnished that there 
has been a decrease in the number of Sunday School scholars, and also of 
officers and teachers. We are sure, however, that there is n 5t that decrease 
which the reports indicate, several circuits not having been reported. Your 
Committee would respectfully submit the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That we are deeply impressed with the necessity of earnest and 
systematic eifort in the Sabbath School cause. 

Resolved, That we deeply regret the indifference with which the interests 
of the Sabbath Schools have been treated during the past year, as indicated 
by the meagreness of the contributions for the Sunday School Union. 

Resolved, That we will endeavor to greatly increase our contributions for 
the Sabbath School cause during the ensuing year, and will organize new 
Sabbath Schools wherever practicable. 

Resolved, That we will endeavor to supply our Sunday Schools with bobks 
and periodicals from our own catalogue. 

J. A. RUBLE, Chairman Committee. 



CHURCH EXTENSION. 

The Church Extension Society, organized by authority of the^ General 
Conference, meets a most important demand in the Church, ^^fore this 
Society was organized, the work of aiding the weak of the. newer and 
feebler parts of the Country was very la rge. As each Church through its 
Pastor then sought relief for itself, it is impossible to estimate accurately 
the aggregate amount thus expended, but it was unquestionably very much 
greater than at present. But the method, or rather want, of method, by 
which the work was done, necessarily involved the loss of the proper service 
of the men thus engaged, very disagreeable work for them, great and con- 
tinual annoyance of those to whom they applied, and the worst possible 
economy of time and means. 

A better method of meeting the wants of the work as it then was, was 
imperatively demanded, and to meet this necessity the Church Extension 
Society was organized. 

But subsequently the field has been greatly extended and the work en- 
larged. The population has pressed out upon the frontiers and up into the 
mountains with astonishing rapidity. Settlements, villages, towns, cities, 



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have sprung up as by magic. "With the wilderness to be claimed, the re- 
sources of the country to be developed, residences, business houses, school 
houses, churches, all to be provided, it is no wonder that the few and feeble, 
but earnest Christians who are intent on claiming the country for Christ, 
and planting his kingdom firmly in every growing community, should call 
earnestly upon the older and wealthier parts of our common heritage for 
help in their great and vitally important work. 

In addition to this greatly enlarged field, the whole South has been open- 
ed to us by the hand of God in the war. Multitude9»of Methodists, true in 
their hearts to the old Church and the old Union from the beginning, are 
looking anxiously to us for a religious home, in which they can have, instead 
of proscription, Christian sympathy and fellowship. Four millions of 
freedmen, who have hitherto owned nothing, — not even themselves, — are 
struggling upward into freedom, intelligence and Christian civilazation. 
They have everything to do, and to procure in order to attain the end to- 
ward which they strive. Thousands alienated alike from God and country, 
have drifted away from all religious influences, and are in the ways of 
death. 

A few heroic men, under immense disadvantages, and in the face of a 
most cruel opposition are doing nobly for our common cause. God has al- 
ready given them the most extraordinary success, and they only need in ad- 
dition to His blessing the united support of the Church, to make that suc- 
cess complete. Their great want, as all who have spoken assure us, is 
Churches in which to gather the people, and for aid to procure these they 
most earnestly appeal. 

Every consideration of patriotism and religion should prompt us to re- 
spond to these appeals. In the light of past history no thoughtful mind will 
expect a truly united country with a divided Church, It was a division of 
the Church that led to the attempted division of the country, and sectional- 
ism in the church cannot but promote sectionalism in the nation. So long 
as true unity must have its foundation — its home in the hearts of the people, 
so long should all who desire unity and peace set their faces firmly against 
sectional divisions in every form of organized society. Above all, let 
Christ's Church, animated by His. spirit, discard all sectional lines, and go 
everywhere, and to all classes, with its proclamation of " Peace on earth • 
good will toward men," and bring all into the " unity of the Spirit in the 
bonds of peace." "The field is the world." " The world is our parish." 
This certainly includes the whole of our country. Let us occupy it, and 
bind it firmly together with the bonds of an old fashioned and homogeneous 
Methodism. 

In almost every part of this vast field, especially in the West and South, 
embracing more ilinn half of our national domain, the present is our golden 
opportunity. Sceiety is in its formative state. All the agencies of evil are 
iiilenseiy active; those of the Church must be, or the results will be disas- 
trous to the public virtue that afftrds the only security to our form of Chris- 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFEEENCE. 17 

tian civilization and civil government. Now a comparatively little will 
accomplish more than millions when society shall have crystalized into per- 
manent forms. 

We are deeply convinced that there never has been a time or a field in 
which liberal sowing would yield so rich a harvest; that there is not now 
an agency through which the Church can accomplish greater and more 
permanent good, than it can through the Church Extension Society, There- 
fore, 

Resolved, Ist, That the Church Extension Socie-ty is entitled to, and shall 
receive our most cordial and earnest co-operation. 

Resolved, 2d, That the following persons be appointed to constitute a 
Board of Church Extension for this Conference: Thomas H. Pearne, Pres- 
ident; W. H. Kogers, Vice President; J. F. Spence, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; J.J. Manker, Kecording Secretary; John W. Mann, Treasurer; T. 
K. Stanley, J. A. Hyden, J. L. Murphy, Managers. 

Resolved, 3d, That the Presiding Elders be instructed to apportion the 
amount for which the General Committee may ask this Conference, among 
the several districts and pastoral charges for collection, and that each 
preacher in charge shall report at our nest session, along with his mission- 
ary collection the amount asked and received for Church Extension. 

Resolved, 4iA, That we recommend that, so far as practicable, this collec- 
tion be taken in the month of May. 

JNO. P. SPENCE, Chairman. 



BEQUESTS AND DEVISES TO CHURCH EXTENSION SOCIETY. 

Persons disposed to make bequests to the Society by will, are requested to observe 
the following form : 

I give and bequeath to the " Church Extension Society of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church," incorporated by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, the sum of 

and the receipt of the Treasurer thereof, shall be a sufficient discharge 
to my executors for the same. 

POUM OF A DEVISE OF LAND TO SAID SOCIETY. 

I give and devise to " the Church Extension Society of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church," incorporated by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, the following 
land and premises, that is to say : 

to have and to hold the same, with the appurtenances, to the said Society, its successors 
and assigns forever. 

Brethren in the ministry, and laity also, are requested to inquire promptly and 
•arefully into the facts of any will which they may hear contains a bequest to the 
Church Extension Society, and send us as early as practicable a transcript of such will 
or whatever information they may obtain touching the same. 

Subscripttons and donations for the Church Extension Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, may be sent to the Treasurer, at Philadelphia, or paid to the Presi- 
ding Elder of the district, or the Preacher, in the circuit or station to which the con- 
trib«tbr belongs. 



TEMPERANCE. 



Your Committee on Temperance desire to make the following report : 
It must be admitted that the great curse of our country is intemperance. 
Carefully prepared statistics show that 60,000 lives are annually destroyed 



18 MINUTES OF THE 

in the United States by its ravages. 100,000 are yearly sent to prison in 
consequence of strong drink. 200,000 children are sent to the poor-house • 
300 murders are committed ; 400 suicides; 200,000 orphans aret hrown 
upon the cold charity of the world, and $200,000 are annually required to 
carry on this fearful, this shocking amount of crime in tne United States. 

But to be more specific. Intemperance creates disease and causes prema- 
ture death — intemperance destroys the peace and security of society — in- 
temperance causes heavy taxes, and as a consequence impoverishes a country 
— intemperance produces misery and wretchedness wherever its accursed ef- 
fects are felt — intemperance is the parent of crime. Judge Patterson, of 
England, once said, in addressing a grand jury: "If it were not for thi» 
drinking you and I would have nothing to do." Another eminent judge 
said: ''There is scarcely a crime comes before me that is not, directly or 
indirectly, caused by strong drink." And last but not least of the terrible 
results of intemperance that we would call attention to, is that it sends un. 
told mentions of souls to a drunkards hell. 

Is it not time then that the Church was more fully awake to this import- 
ant subject? Oh! when shall our country be redeemed from the terrible 
consequences of this growing evil ? What country has not been invaded 
by this great national enemy ? What community has not, as the results of 
this pestilential foe, been visited with brawls, indecenl exposures and shocking 
scenes of barbarity ? What Church has not suffered from inroads made by 
this enemy of all righteousness? What family circle has been too sacred 
for the encroachments of this heartless and relentless destroyer? 

Shall we quietly submit to the fearful depredations of this fell monster ? 
Individually we can do very little, but as a Conference we can do much. 
Let us lift our banners and in the strength of Divine Grace raise our voicei 
against the multiplied thousands of distilleries and dram shops that are 
filling our land with the wail of the drunkard's widow and our prisons with 
the drunken culprit. Therefore, 

Resolved, \st, That as a Conference, in view of the terrible results of in- 
temperance in our midst, we will use our best endeavors, by precept and 
example, by every means in our power, to stay its progress. 

Resolved, 2nd, That we will give our influence to all temperance organi- 
zations that in our judgment wili tend to carry forward this great work. 

Resolved, 3rd, That we will never give up the struggle until intemperanc« 
shall be banished from our land, and morality. Christian love and friendship 
shall reign triumphant to the glory of the great Kedeemer. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

In behalf of the Committee, 

G. W. COLEMAN, Chairman. 



BIBLE CAUSE. 
The Committee on the Bible Cause submit the following as 
their report, viz: 

Fifty-two years ago the American Bible Society was organized. Sinet 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 19 

then this noble institution has published nearly twenty-four million vol- 
umes of the word of life, in more than fifty different languages. In otlior 
Christian nations there are organized national Bible Societies which are 
sending out millions of copies of the word of God annually. At no time 
in the history of the Church of God have there been such deinands for the 
Bible as now, both in our own and other lands. The Living God has now 
given an open door to the free circulation of the Bible in all the commercial 
centres of the earth. From all parts of our own glorious country loud and 
impressive calls for the Bible come up. In view of the foregoing facts, 
your Committee offer the following resolutions for your adoption, viz: 

Resolved, 1st, That the American Bible Society now, as ever, has the en- 
tire confidence of this Conference, and that we will give increased attention 
to the Bible cause the ensuing year. 

Resolved, 2nd, That we will at all times encourage the agents of this So- 
ciety when they come into our different charges and ask our aid. 

Resolved, 3rd, That we do now organize ourselves into a Bible Society to 
be known as the East Tennessee Bible Society, auxiliary to the American 
Bible Society, and recommend the following brethren as its officers for the 
ensuing year: Dr. Cobleigh, President; J. A. Hyden, Vice President ; J. 
"W. Mann, Secretary ; J.J. Manker, Treasurer; J. P. Spence, P. M. Pan- 
ning, W. C. Graves, Managers. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. H. ROGERS, Chairmait. 



CHURCH PAPER. 



Whereas, The recent General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, at its session in the city of Chicago, in May, authorized the Wes- 
tern Book Agents to establesh and publish a weekly religious journal on the 
1st of January next, either at Knoxville, Atlanta or Nashville, and th« 
Bishops and Book Agents to appoint the Editor, Therefore, 

Resolved, Isi. That we approve this design, and will render to such a 
paper our active and earnest support, whenever such paper may be estab- 
lished. 

Resolved, 2d. That we deem the city of Knoxville the most central and 
most suitable place for the publication of said paper. 

Resolved, 3d. That Rev. Thos. H. Pearne, D.D., from his past experience 
and success as a journalist, and from his extensive knowledge of the situa- 
tion and interests of our work in the South, is, in our judgment, the most 
suitable person for Editor of said paper, and we therefore recommend him 
to the favorable consideration of the Bishops and Book Agents for that 
position. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN P. SPENCE, Chairman. 



20 MINUTES OF THE 

STATE OF THE COUNTEY. 

Your Committee on the State of the Country respectfully 
report : 

We solemnly recognize the fact that we are ministers of the gospel — 
pastors of the flock of Christ. Yet our rights and responsibilities, as citi- 
zens, are not necessarily thereby abridged, much less destroyed. We are 
not the less citizens because ministers. We are not, indeed, called to bear 
office for honor or profit ; for we already hold the highest, most honorable 
and profitable one which a human being can wield. 

As citizens, we have a vital stake in the maintenance of order, liberty 
and righteousness. To preserve and establish these is at once our interest 
and our duty ; for without them Christianity itself could not prosper. In 
aiding to promote these important ends, we must assert the unquestionable 
and untrammeled exercise of the ballot, for ministers not less than laymen. 

The right of freedom of speech and of the press must be maintained. 
This is indispensable, in a government like ours, to preserve our liberties 
as a people, the purity of our laws, the virtue of our public officers, and the 
highest welfare of the State. Only interested partisans or unscrupulous 
demagogues, with base ends in view, will denounce the just exercise of this 
right of free speech by ministers, on any and all questions affecting the 
public weal. 

We hold it a duty enforced alike by the Bible and our own articles of re- 
ligion, to maintain and teach, both by example and precept, allegiance to 
the State and nation, to offer prayers for our rulers, to render them the re- 
spect and honor to which official authority entitles them by the will of 
God. 

We also regard it the duty of ministers, citizens of the State or of the 
Republic, to expose and oppose with the light and force of truth — not as 
partisans, but as patriots — whatever in our laws and institutions is un- 
righteous, and therefore injurious. 

Caste legislation, founded upon distinctions of race or color, is unjust in 
principle and dangerous in tendency. Persistence in it must work distur- 
bance of civil order and must seriously interrupt the progress of a pui'e- 
Christianity. 

We note, with painful regret, the distraction, violence, bloodshed and 
recklessness of life, so fearfully prevalent in many parts of this and neigh- 
boring States. Sad, indeed, is it, to reflect upon oft-repeated instances of 
murder among us, causing terrorism and anxiety in the public mind. In 
many cases — perhaps in most — these criminal deeds result from a wicked 
disregard of the sacred obligations of law and justice, and from the pres- 
ence and power of a blinding i^pirit of sectional prejudice and hatred. To 
the extent that they pass unrebuked and unpunished, they destroy the peace 
a» they endanger the stability of the State. 

These facts should summon us as ministers to instruct, with meekness, 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 21 

those who oppose themselves, to inculcate from the pulpit the moral obliga- 
tion resting upon all to obey the laws, to thus "put them in mind to be sub- 
ject to principalities and to obey magistrates," to teach them that " they who 
resist the power, resist the ordinance of God, and shall receive unto them- 
selves damnation." 

We recommend for adoption the following resolutions : 

1. Resolved, That Christianity is the surest safeguard and support of all 
good government, and therefore we are doubly interested, both as ministers 
and citizens, in fulfilling our high commission, and so subserving the wel- 
fare of the State. 

2. Resolved, That our duties to the State, as citizens, cannot consistently 
be neglected. 

3. Resolved, That we will endeavor, by prayers and good examples, and 
in the spirit of Christian charity, to promote, in the State, that " righteous- 
ness" which " exalteth a nation." 

4. Resolved, That the present distracted and unhappy condition of the 
States lately in rebellion, is injurious to religion and to every valuable pub- 
lic interest, and should elicit the prayers and efforts of all Christians for its 
improvement. 

KespectfuUy submitted. 

THOMAS H. PEAENE, Chairman of Committee. 



"LAY DELEGATION." 



Whereas, The late G-eneral Conference, by a vote nearly unanimous, 
recommended to the "godly consideration of our ministers and people," a 
plan for lay representation in the General Conference, and made provision 
for the submission of that plan to a vote of the members of the Church 
over twenty-one years of age, in the month of June next; therefore. 

Resolved, 1. That we recommend the plan to the favorable consideration 
of our people, and pledge ourselves to do all in our power in accordance 
with the details of the plan, to secure a full and impartial vote of the mem- 
bership of the Church. 

Resolved, 2. That the Presiding Elders are expected to see that each 
Quarterly Conference in their respective districts appoint two laymen to 
co-operate with the preacher in charge in giving due notice of the election, 
and superintending its details. 

J. ALBEET HYDEiSr Chairman. 



Eev. David Fleming was born in Carlisle county, Pennsylvania, May 
4th, 1779. When six months old his parents removed from Pennsylvania 
to Wythe county, Virginia. He was converted October 30th, 1820, and 
joined the Methodist Episcopal Church; was licensed to preach September 



22 MINUTES OF THE 

20th, 1823, at Nelson's Camp Ground, "Washington county, Tennessee, and 
sent to the New River Circuit in Virginia. 

In the Fall of 1824, at the organization of the Holston Conference, young 
Fleming was admitted on trial and sent to the Jonesboro' Circuit. For a 
period of forty-five years Brother Fleming was in the traveling connexion, 
eighteen years of this time on circuits and in stations, and twenty years on 
districts, and for the last seven years of his life was on the list of superanuates. 

December 10th, 1829, Brother Fleming was married to Miss Mary Miller, 
of Hawkins county, Tennessee, a noble woman, a true Christian and one 
every way qualified to be the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher. 

Without any disparagement to others, it may be said of David Fleming 
that he was one of the most laborious men that ever belonged to the Holston 
Conference. The life of Brother Fleming has now passed into history, 
and we give tbe following as the most important points in the life of this 
great and good man. His uniform piety made good impressions in all the 
social and Christian circles where he moved and commanded for him uni- 
versal respect. Through life, both in principle and practice, he was opposed 
to the great evil of African slavery; and when the Methodist Episcopal 
Church divided upon this great question in 1844, Brother Fleming gave his 
consent to the separation, as one of the evils which he could not control ; 
and when the great struggle came for our nationality David Fleming did 
not hesitate but declared himself in favor of the Government and free in- 
stitutions, and on the first opportunity united his fortunes again with the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. Perhaps no one rejoiced more than Brother 
Fleming to get back again to the Church of his first love. 

Brother Fleming was a solid man and a useful preacher. In the circu- 
lation of our books and periodicals he stood in the front rank. To the 
young preachers he was always kind, and to the children afi"ectionate. For 
seven years he was a great suff'erer, his memory almost entirely failing him, 
and at times, so much so that he did not even recognize his own family. 
In the last intelligent conversation which he ever had he remarked, in an- 
swer to a question from a brother in the ministy, to-wit: "Do you feel that 
God is with you in your aflliction?" "Oh yes! oh yes! all the time." 

On August 28th, 1868, this faithful man of God exchanged the toils and 
tented fields of earth for the rest and palaces of Heaven. 

W. H. EOGERS, Chairman. 
Chattanooga, October 10, 1868. 



Rev. Willis Ingle was born in the State of Virginia, as near as we can 
learn, about the year 1798. In early life he was converted to God, and 
joined the Methodist Episcopal Church ; was licensed to preach when com- 
paratively a young man, and for nearly forty years was engaged in preach- 
ing the gospel of Christ. For the first several years he served the Churcli 
as a local preacher with great acceptability and usefulness. About 1838 or 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 23 

40 lie joined the Holston Annual Conference, and continued in the travel- 
ing connexion until the day of his death, which occurred October 29, 1867. 

Brother Ingle was an excellent preacher and faithful in the performance 
of all the duties of his high and holy calling. He was one of our best revi- 
val preachers, and large numbers were converted under his ministry. It is 
due to the memory of our departed brother to say that through life he was 
opposed to African slavery, and was always devoted to the doctrines and 
discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as given to us by the fathers 
of American Methodism. 

At the outbreak of the rebellion Brother Ingle was living in Virginia. 
He was a firm believer in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence 
and one of the faithful among the many faithless to the cause of our Gov- 
ernment. 

At the reorganization of our Conference here. Brother Ingle was one of 
the first to unite with us, and remained with us doing efficient service until 
the Master said, " It is enough, come up higher." 

WM. H. KODGEKS, 

Chairman Committee on Memoirs. 



24 



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CiBCTJiTS AND Stations. 


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Abingdon District. 
Abingdon Circuit 
Bstelville " 
Lebanon " 
Pattonville " 
Jeffersonyille Circuit, 


4 
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.25 
10 


1,150 
65 


80 




AsHEviLLE District. 
Asheville Circuit, 
Burnsville Circuit, 
Hendersonville, Circuit, 
Catawba, " 
Jackson and Macon Circuit, 
Murphy and Fort Emory Circuit, 
Sulphur Springs " 
Webster and Franklin " 


5 

6 
4 

2 
3 
4 

3 


35 

24 
31 

7 
16 

7 


1,215 

125 
130 

35 
175 

85 


80 

350 
200 

138 




Athens District. 
Athens, 

Athens Circuit, 
Decatur " 
Kingston " 
Madisonville Circuit, 
Maryville " 
Philadelphia " 


22 

1 
6 
4 
6 
3 
11 
13 


84 

21 
36 
25 
40 
34 
100 
40 


500 

97 
275 
235 
500 
150 
500 
650 


680 

268 
300 
580 
480 
150 
1,000 


$6 00 


Chattanooga District. 

Chattanooga, 

Charleston Circuit, 

Cleveland, 

Cleveland and Benton Circuit, 

Mine City " 

Harrison " 


44 

1 
2 
1 

12 
3 
2 


285 

12 
10 
19 

87 

24 


2,407 

120 
75 
160 
566 
350 
170 


2,776 

300 
100 
375 
750 

280 


$6 00 


Cumberland District. 
Crossville Circuit, 
Hamilton " 
Huntsvillo " 
Jacksboro' " 
Jasper " 
Montgomery " 
Pikeville " 
Jamestown " 


21 

1 

3 
11 

5 
6 
5 


158 

8 

23 

66 

44 

26 
80 


1,441 

40 

230 
485 

250 

237 

98 


1,305 

200 

285 
726 

70 
380 




JoNESBORo' District. 
Elizabethton, 
Elizabethton Circuit, 
Fall Branch " 
Greeneville 
Greeneville Circuit, 
Jonesboro', 
Jonesboro' Circuit, 
Kheatown " 
Taylorsvilie " 
St. Olair " 


31 

1 

2 
11 
1 
9 
1 
2 
11 
3 
10 


197 

13 
10 
86 
14 
35 
10 
12 
120 
29 
80 


1,340 

100 
90 
532 
59 
500 
110 
85 
743 
140 
500 


1,651 

1,056 
200 
754 
350 
125 

1,104 
2O0 

1,250 


$2 70 
1 CO 
1 00 




51 


409 


2,869 


5,019 





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Anderson Circuit, 


3 


26 


160 


260 




Clinton " 


4 


•-■8 


210 


400 




Dandridge and New Market Circuit, 


5 


5.3 


2.'S5 


550 




Knoxville, 


1 


18 


188 


260 




East Knoxville. 


2 


30 


2.')6 


300 




Knoxville Circuit, 


G 


80 


800 


300 




Maynardsvillft Circuit, 


7 


45 


596 


625 


83 35 


Little River " 


6 


3G 


240 


600 




Sevierville " 


12 


84 


67(1 


1,260 




Strawberry Plains Circuit, 


4 


66 


22.'> 


555 






48 


414 


2,343 


4,785 


S3 35 


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Carter's Valley Circuit, 












Kingsport " 


9 


83 


300 


500 




Morristown " 


2 


27 


150 


580 




Mossy Creek " 


1 










Newport " 


4 


20 


413 


107 




Powell's Valley " 












Bogersville " 


3 


18 


150 


300 




Kutledge '' 


2 


8 


50 


150 




Sneedville " 


t 


12 


60 


100 




Tazewell •• 


5 


38 


233 


232 






26 


206 


1,346 


1,769 




MoBBisTowN District. 












Holston, 












Claibonrne, 












RuosellTille, 












Warrensburgh, 













Chattanooga District. 










Chattanooga, 


1 


6 


45 






Harrison Circuit, 


5 


22 


269 








6 


28 


814 






Ctjmbebland District. 












Sequatchie Circuit, 


1 


3 


18 






Jamestown Circuit, 














1 


3 


332 




Total, 


255 


1,813 


13,885 


18,565 


814 05 



J. A. RUBLE, Chairman of Committee. 



26 



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PBBACHEES' NAMES. 


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$353 50 






Abingdon, 


H. J. Crumley, 


5500 00 


217 80 


8282 20 


$2 50 


Blountville and Bristol, 


Dutton Hood, 


150 00 


75 00 


75 00 




Lebanon, 


Daniel Richardson, 


350 DO 


125 00 


225 00 


1 35 


Estellville, 


Sampson Richardson, 


300 0" 


127 00 


173 00 




Pattonville, 


Jas. X. Adams, 


300 00 


154 52 


145 48 




Gladeville, 


No Report. 










JeffersonYille, 


Isaac Todd, 


150 00 


140 00 


10 00 




Princeton, 


No Report. 










JOTtESBORO' DlSTBICT. 


L. F. Drake, P. E., 


1,500 eo 


1,050 00 


450 00 




Jonesboro', 


James A. Ruble, 


600 00 


560 00 


40 90 


1 00 


Jonesboro' Circuit, 


Thomas S. Walker, 


600 00 


315 00 


285 00 


1 00 


Kheatown " 


D. B. Carter, 


500 00 


400 00 


100 00 


5 60 


Greeneville, 


J. L. Mann, 


550 00 


550 00 






GreeneTllle Circuit, 


Joseph Milburn, 


475 00 


311 00 


164 00 




Fall Branch " 


Jonathan N. Baker, 


400 00 


230 60 


169 40 


5 00 


St. Clair, 


Isaac Fortner, 


350 00 


280 00 


70 00 




Elizabethton, 


M. H. Nichols, 


150 00 


150 






Elizabethton Circuit, 


Wesley Harkins, 


300 00 


105 50 


194 60 




Taylorsville " 


G. C. Andrews, 


No Report 






5 25 


Watauga, 


Not Supplied. 










MOBBISTOWW DI8TBICT. 


W. a. Graves, P. B. 


T50 00 


750 00 






llorristown, 


R. W. Patty, 


600 00 


558 77 


41 23 


1 75 


Moasy Creek, 


A. G. Watkina, 


300 00 


259 81 


40 19 




Newport, 


J. L.Cardwell, 


500 00 


308 23 


191 77 




RogersTille, 


Wm. Kinsland, 


300 00 


200 00 


100 00 




Kingsport, 


J. P. Milburn, 


500 00 


131 68 


808 32 




Sneedville, 


Thos. K. Clark. 


150 00 


115 00 


35 09 




Powell's Valley and 


W. Crutchfield, 


225 00 


129 50 


95 50 




Tazewell, 


No Report. 








2 GO 


Rutledge and Thorn Hill, 


J. W. Mitchell, ahd 


500 00 


107 00 


93 00 




Rutledge and Thorn Hill, 


Thos. R. West, 










Holston, 


Charles K. Mayer, 


200 00 


175 00 


25 00 




tVarrensburg, 


Isaac Woflford, 


125 00 


125 00 






Claibourne, 


Lewis Niel and N. S. 












Armstrong, 


100 00 


100 00 






Bnssellville, 


Philip &, Jacob Roberts, 


150 00 


150 00 






Knoxville Distbict. 


Tlws. H. Peame, P. E., 


2,000 GO 


1,730 00 


270 00 




Knoxvllle, 


J. S. Petty, 


1,500 00 


160 00 




24 25 


East Knoxville, 


J. Warthman, 


700 00 


300 00 


400 00 




Knoxville Circtilt, 


T. H, Russell, 


600 00 


380 00 


220 00 




Clinton " 


John R. Hughes, 


440 00 


223 60 


116 40 




Little Kiver " 


Daniel Carter, 


400 00 


330 00 


70 00 


24 00 


Sevierville •' 


S. Bogart, 


800 00 


177 79 


122 21 


17 00 


Dandrldge & Hf. Market, 


A. J. Greer, 


600 00 


487 77 


112 33 


2 5& 


Strawberry Plains, 


Henry Pyle, 


350 00 


120 00 


280 00 




Maynardville, 


John Mahoney, 


500 00 


391 00 


109 00 


4 25 


Anderson, 




225 00 


111 00 


114 00 




Athens District. 


/. Albert Hyden, P. B., 


875 00 


875 00 






Athens, 


John J. Manker, 


900 00 


617 36 


282 64 


20 00 


Athens Circuit, 


George W. Coleman, 


800 on 


525 00 


275 00 


9 00 


Decatur, 


W. R. Long, 


350 00 


120 87 


229 13 




Philadelphia, 


John N. Moore, 


120 00 


616 00 


685 00 




Philadelphia, 


Hilton H. Burke, 










Kingston, 


Samuel Greer, 


500 00 


243 00 


255 00 




Madisonville and Tellico, 


Fohn N. Stamper, 


500 00 


200 50 


299 50 


3 00 


Maryville, 


S. W. Hyden, 


1,000 00 


505 00 


495 00 


3 25 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 



27 









SALARIES. 




I£ IB 


CHABGES. 


PEEACHEBS' NAMES. 


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Chattanooga Distbict. 


W. C. Daily, P. E., 


il,000 00 


$940 20 


$59 80 




Chattanoog, 


John W. Mann, 


950 00 


900 00 


50 00 




Chattanooga, 2d Charge, 


H. Houston, 


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160 00 


140 00 




Harrison, 


Isaac N. Knox, 


300 00 


SO 00 


220 00 


$5 OO 


Harrison, 2d Charge, 


Armstead Lewis, 


inn 00 


113 00 


67 00 




Charleston, 


Samuel W. Lee, 


No Report 






8 50 


Cleveland, 


R. D. Black, 


5 00 Ou 


3S.5 00 


105 00 


8 00 


Cleveland & Benton Ct., 


P. L. Chambers, 


175 00 


142 00 


35 0(1 


1 00 


Mine City, 


Thomas A. Oass, 


No Report 








CUMBEKLASD DiSTEICT. 


W H. Roger f, P. E., 


1,000 on 


825 00 


175 00 




Jacksboro', 


R. 0. Ayers, 


lioO 00 


347 00 


253 00 


10 00 


Huntsville, 


James Burham, 


350 00 


155 00 


195 00 




Jamestown Circuit, 


A. B. VVaiglit, 


4.10 00 


21 '7 35 


192 G5 




Montgomery, 


John Forrester, 


650 00 


225 23 


824 77 


13 70 


Cumberland, 




200 00 


10ft 00 


100 00 




Jasper and Altamont, 


E. Still, 


250 OO 


165 22 


S4 78 




Hamilton, 


P. H. Reed, 


;i(io 00 


173 00 


127 00 




Pikeville, 


Joseph W. Peace, 


450 Ou 


332 29 


217 71 




AsHEViLLE Distbict. 


F. M. Fanning, P. E., 


1.000 00 


760 00 


250 00 




Asheville, 


Thomas W. Atkin, 


No Report 








Burnsville, 


No Report. 










Catawbr, 


T. J. Dawson, 


2.50 00 


2U 75 


135 25 




HendersouTille, 


Wm. P- Jackson, 


350 00 


250 00 


100 00 




Transylvania, 


A. F. English, 


200 00 


175 00 


25 00 




Sulphur Springs, 


John F. Woodfin, 


500 00 


300 00 


200 00 




Waynesville, 


B. F. Wells, 


No Report 








Webster, 


John G. Trull, 


500 00 


281 Ou 


219 00 




Jort Emory and Murphy 












Circuit, 


John A. Matheson, 


250 00 


183 00 


67 00 






174 40 



Conference Collections were distributed as follows: James Cummings 
$41 00; Mary Fleming, $30 00; W. H. H. Duggan, $40 00; John Ally! 
$10 00; T. P. Eutherford, $20 00; Mrs. Willis Ingle, $33 40. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

, JONATHAN L. MANN, Chairman. 



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MmUTES OF THE 



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liNOXVILLE DISTPtlCX. 

Knoxville Station, Kev. J. S. Petty, $130 20 



East Knoxville Station, " 

Knoxville Circuit, " 

Clinton Circuit " 

Little Eiver Circuit, " 

Sevierville Circuit, " 

Dandridge Circuit, " 

Strawberry Plains Circuit, " 

Maynardville Circuit, " 



J. P. Spence, 17 50 

T. H. Eussell, 14 90 

J. E. Hughes, 15 00 

Daniel Carter, 31 95 

Lemuel Bogart, 7 50 

A. J. Greer, 8 00 

Henry Pile,. 1 50 

John Mahoney, 50 50 



.$277 05 



Total, 

ATHENS 13ISTR,ICT. 

Athens Station, Eev. J. J. Manker, $125 OO 

Athens Circuit " G.W.Coleman, 40 00 

Philadelphia Circuit,. " J.N.Moore,....' 7 00 

Kingston Circuit " Samuel Greer, 20 00 

Maryvillc Circuit, " S. W. Hyden, 68 7& 



Total, 

OH[A.TTANOOG--A. IDISTHICT. 



.$260 75 



Cleveland Station, Eev. E. D. Black,, 

Chattanooga, 2nd Charge, " 

Harrison Circuit. " 

Charleston Circuit, " 

Mine City " 

Harrison, 2nd Charge, " 

Cleveland and Benton, " 



$20 00 

H.Houston, 5 00 

J. JST. Knox, 12 00 

S. W. Lee, 6 25 

T. A. Cass, 7 00 

A. Lewis, 2 15 

P. L. Chambers, 2 50 



cxjm:ber,l.and 



Total, 

rUSXRlOT. 



.$53 95 



Jacksboro' Circuit ..Eev. E. O. Ayers, $28 GO' 



Jamestown Circuit " 

Montgomery Circuit, " 

Jasper Circuit, '• 

Hamilton Circuit, " 

Pikeville Circuit, " 



A. B. Wright, 17 35 

John Forrester, 25 50 

E. Still, 3 oa 

P. H. Eeed, 6 00 

J. W. Peace, 1 o» 



Total, 

j^SHEVItiLE OISXRICX. 

Asheville Circuit, Eev. T. W. Atkins,, 

Catawba Circuit, " 

Henderson Circuit " 

"Webster and Franklin Circuit, " 

Fort Emory and Murphy, " 

Sulphur Springs, " 



$81 35 



, $5 ®0 

T.J.Dawson, 1 OO 

Wm. P. Jackson, 10 00 

JohnG. Trull, 5 00 

J. A. Matheson, 7 55 

S. F. Woodfin 12 00 

Total, $40 55 



HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. .29 

Abingdon Circuit, Kev. H. J. Crumley, $1 50 

Lebanon Circuit, " Daniel Richardson, 180 

Total, $3 30 

joNESBOii,oxJGm: district. 

Jonesborough Station, Eev. J. A. Buble, $68 85 

Jonesborough Circuit, " T.S.Walker, 25 00 

Eheatown Circuit, " D.B.Carter, 5 00 

Greeneviile Station, " J.L.Mann, 5 00 

Fall Branch. Circuit, " J. N. Baker 20 00 

Elizabethton Station, " M.H.Nichols, 5 75 

Taylorsville Circuit, .,•••• " G.C.Andrews, 5 35 

Total, $134 95 

IMOHmSTOWN DISTRICT. 

Morristown Circuit Rev. R. W. Patty, $5 40 

Mossy Creek Circuit, " A.. G. Watkins, 3 90 

Kingsport Circuit, " J. P. Milburn, 50 

Powell's Valley Circuit, " Wm. Crutchfield, 100 

Tazewell Cii cult, " W.C.Graves, 2 80 

Holston Circuit, " C.K.Mayes, 1130 

Russellville Circuit, " Phillips Roberts, 10 50 



Total, $34 50 

RlGC.A.I'ITXJL^^i.TION'. 

Abingdon District, $3 30 

Jonesborough District, 134 95 

Morristown District, 34 50 

Knoxville District, 277 05 

Athens District,.. 260 75 

Chattanooga District, 53 95 

Cumberland District, 81 35 

Asheville District, 40 55 



Total, $886 40 

Collection at Missionary Anniversary, 44 30 

Grand Total, $930 70 

J. B. LITTLE, Treasurer. 



$40 00 to make Bishop Clark, Dr. Walden, Dr. Oobleigh and Rev. J. Albert Hjden life 
members of the Conference Missionary Society. 



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HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 33 



flonf^rence Ijpomtment^. 



The following are the appointments of the Preachers of the 
Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church: 

KNOXVILLE DISTKICT. 

Thomas H, Pearne, P. E. ; Knoxville. John W. Mann; Knoxville, 2nd 
charge, John C. Tate; East and North Knoxville, J. P. Milburn; Knox, 
Thomas J. Russell; Jacksboro', Eobert O. Ayres; Clinton, P. H. Reed, 
Maynardville, George W. Coleman; Little River, W. P. Jackson; Sevier- 
ville, James D. Lawson; D*ndridge and New Market, Albert Q. Watkins; 
Strawberry Plains, Daniel Carter; Anderson, Reuben Wallace. W. H. 
Rogers, Conference Missionary Society and member of Dandridge and New 
Market Quarterly Conference. 

MORRISTOWN DISTRICT. 

W. C. Graves. P. E.; Morristown, R. W. Patty, T. R. Clark; Mossy 
Creek, A. J. Greer; Parrottsville, Thomas R. West; Newport, James M. 
Mitchell; Rogersville, William Kinsland; Sneedville, to be supplied by 
Elbert B. Clark; Tazewell and Powell's Valley, James H. McGrift'; Speed- 
well, J. B. Little; Rutledge, J. L. Card well; Holston, Charles K. Mayes; 
Claiborne, to be supplied by Philip Roberts; Jefferson, Jeremiah Gudger; 
Clifton, Thomas De Witt; Warrensburg, to be supplied by Isaac Wofford 
and Joseph Kelly; — Hawkins, S. Patterson. 

JONESBORO' DISTRICT. 

L. P. Drake, P. E.; Jonesboro', John S. Petty; Jonesboro' Circuit, 
Thomas S. Walker; Blountville and Bristol, to be supplied; Taylorsville, 
John Mahoney; Elizabethton, B. P. Wells; Fall Branch, J. N. Baker; 
Kingsport, D. B. Carter; Rheatown, John R. Hughes; Greeneville, J. N. 
S. Huffaker; Greeneville Circuit, Joseph Milburn, J. B. Fitzgerald; St. 
Clair, Isaac Fortner; Carter's Valley, to be supplied by G. W. Carden. A. 
R. Bennick, Principal Franklin Institute and menaber of Rheatown Quar- 
terly Conference. 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT. 

W F. M. Fanning, P. E. ; Asheville, Thomas W. Atkin ; Asheville Circuit, 
Lemuel Bogart; Burnsville, Wesley Harkins; Catawba, to be supplied; 
Henderson, John F. Woodfin; Transylvania, to be supplied; Sulphur 
Springs, John G. Trull; Waynesville, M. H. Nichols; Webster and Frank- 
lin, Isaac N. Knox; Fort Emory and Murphy, to be supplied by John A. 
Matthewson. 

ATHENS DISTICT. 

J. A. Hyden, p. E. ; Athens, J. J. Manker; Athens Circuit, John N. 
Moore; Decatur, John W. Dodson ; Philadelphia, John N. Stamper, Rufus 
M. Witt; Loudon, H. H. Burke; Kingston, Spencer Henry, James M. Dur- 
ham; Madisonville, William R. Long; Tellico, Thomas A. Cass; Maryville 
and Louisville, Samuel W. Hyden, John H. Jennings ; Hiwassee, to be 
supplied by Joshua Colwell; Huntsville, Henry Pyle ; Jamestown, A. B. 
Wright; Montgomery, John Forrester; Crossville, to be suiiplied by J. 
Gillet. Nelson E. Cobleigh, President of East Tennessee Wesleyan XJni- 
versity and member of Athens Quarterly Conference. 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

CHATTANOOGA DISTEICT. 

W. C. Daily, P. E. ; Chattanooga, 1st charge, Jonathan L. Mann ; Chat- 
tanooga, 2nd charge, Harrison Huston; Harrison, 1st charge, E. Still; Har- 
rison, 2nd charge, to be supplied by Armstead Lewis; Charleston, Philip 
L. Chambers; Cleveland, James A. Euble; Benton, to be supplied; Duck- 
town, Thomas W. Brown; Hamilton, J. W. Peace; Pikeville, Samuel Greerf 
Spencer, to be supplied; Jasper, George Julian; Tracy City, to be supplied 
by Samuel D. Tade; Sequatchie, to be supplied by J. Bluford. 

ABINGDON DISTEICT. 

Wm. Milburn, p. E.; Washington, H. J. Crumley; Eussell, Daniel 
Eichardson; Lee, Jas. M. Adams; Scott, Sampson Eichardson; Wise, to be 
supplied; Buchanan, to be supplied; Tazewell, B. B. Eedwine; Smythe, to 
be supplied. 



ADDENDA 



The following are the appointments of the Preachers of thu 
Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church : \ (^\^^ 
ABINGDON DISTRICT. 

W. Ingle, P. E. ; Abingdon, Harmon J. Crumley ; Blountville. Bris- 
tol, Lebanon, Estellville, Pattonsville, Gladeville, Jeffersonville and Prince- 
ton, to be supplied. 

JONESBOPvOUGH DISTRICT. 

Lemuel E Drake, P. E.; Jonesborough, James A. Ruble; Jonesbo- 
rough Circuit, Thomas S. Walker; Kheatown, D. B. Carter; GreeneTille, 
J. L. Mann; Greeneville Circuit, Joseph Milburn, J. B. Fitzgerald; Fall 
Branch, Jonathan N. Baker; St. Clair, Isaac Fortner; Elizabethton, G. C. 
Andrews; Elizabethton Circuit, to be supplied; Taylorsville, William Mil- 
burn; Watauga, to be suppbed; Franklin Institute, A. R. Bennick, and 
members of Rheatown Quarterly Conference 

MORRISTOWN DISTRICT. 

W. C. Graves, P. E.; Morristown, R. W. Patty; Mossy Creek, Albert 
G. Watkins; Newport, J. L. Cardwe 1 ; Rogersville, "William Kinsland; 
Kingsport, J. P. Milburn; Sneedville, Thomas K. Clark; Powell's Valley 
and Tazewell to be supplied; Rutleige and Thorn Hill, J. W. Mitchell and 
Thos. R. West ; Holston, Charles K. Mayes; "Warrensburg, Claiborne and 
Russelville, to be supplied. 

KNOXVILLE DISTRICT. 

Thomas H. Pea.rne, P. E.; Knoxville, John S. Petty; East Knoxville, 
John Warthman ; Knox, Thomas H. Russell; Clinton, John R Hughes; 
Little River, Daniel Carter; SevierTille, Samuel Bogart ; Dandridge and 
New Market, A. S. Greer; Strawberry Plains, Henry Pyle; Maynardville, 
John Mahoney; Anderson, to be supplied; French tJroad Academy, J. N. 
S. Huffaker, aud member of Strawberry Quarterly Conference. *■ 

ATHENS DISTRICT. 

J. Albert Hyden, P. E.; Athens, John J. Manker; Athens Circuit, 
George W. Coleman; Decatur, W. R. Long; Philadelphia, John N. Moore, 
Hilton H. Burke ; Kingston, Samuel Greer; Madisonville and Tellico, John 
N. Stamper— one to be supplied ; Maryville and LouisTille, Samuel VV. Hy- 
den ; East Tennessee Wesleyan Cpliege, N. E. Cobleigh, and member of 
Athens Quarterly Conference. 

CHATTANOOGA DISTRICT. 

W. C. Dailet, p. E.; Chattanooga, John W, Mann; Chattanooga, 2nd 
charge, to be supplied ; Harrison, Isaac N. Knoi ; Harrison, 2nd charge, to 
be supplied; Charleston, Samuel "W. Lee; Cleveland, Rufus D. Black; 
Cleveland and Benton, Philip L. Chambers; Mine City, Thomas A. Cass; 
Chatata Seminary, M. H. B. Burkett, member of Cleveland and Benton 
Quarterly Conference. 

CUMBERLAND DISTRICT. 

Wm. H. Rogers, P. E.; Jacksborough, Robert O. Ayers, J. B. Little; 
Huntsville, James Durham; Jamestown, Absalom B. Wright; Montgomery, 
John Forrester ; Cumberland, to be supplied ; Jasper and Altamont, E. 
Still; Hamilton, P. H. Reed; Pikeville and Spencer, Joseph W. Peace. 

ASHEVILLE DISTRICT. 

F. M. Fanning, P. E.; Asheville, Thomas W. Atkin; Burnsville and 
Catawba, to be supplied ; Henderson, Wm. P. Jackson ; Transylvania, A. 
F. English; Sulphur Springs, John F. Woodfin ; Waynesville, B. F. Wells; 
Webster and Franklin, John G. Trull; Fort Emory and Murphy, to be 
supplied 

John B. Ford, transferred to the Illinois Conference and stationed at 
Shelbyville. 










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